curia (n.)

c. 1600, one of the ten divisions of each of the three ancient Roman tribes; also "the Senate-house of Rome," from Latin curia "court," perhaps from *co-wiria "community of men" (from PIE root *wi-ro- "man"). The sense was transferred to the papal court (by 1825). Related: Curial.

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Definitions of curia from WordNet

Curia (n.)
(Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church;